For elite athletes, sleep is the greatest performance enhancing drug of all. In this short video, neuroscientist Professor Matthew Walker, author of the international bestseller Why We Sleep, explains the science behind Roger Federer, LeBron James and Usain Bolt’s enhanced sleep regimes.
Why Roger Federer Sleeps Twelve Hours a Day | With Neuroscientist Matthew Walker
For elite athletes, sleep is the greatest performance enhancing drug of all.
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Matthew Walker is a renowned sleep scientist and researcher. His fascination with sleep has taken him from Nottingham University to Harvard and on to the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology and Director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science.
Hannah MacInnes is a freelance journalist and a regular interviewer and podcast host for the How To Academy where she chairs interviews, panels, debates and conferences across a wide range of subjects and current issues. Her recent interviewees have included Melinda Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert and Russell Brand.
Before going Freelance she worked for over 7 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker. Whilst there she secured interviews with a number of leading world figures including Hilary Clinton, Silvio Berlusconi and Mikhail Gorbachev.
She also hosts interviews at a number of other major literary festivals and events and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS.